For this discussion we'll be reading "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula K. Le Guin. A PDF of the story can be found here. According to Wikipedia, Le Guin is "an American author of novels, children's books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction." Some of the awards she has won include the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award. This particular story was nominated for the Locus Award for Best Short Fiction and won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story.